Kennedy and the Berlin Wall: "a hell of a lot better than a war"

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[2009]
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Kennedy and the Berlin Wall tells the full story of the Berlin Crisis that riveted international attention and brought the world to the brink of nuclear warfare as Soviet and American tanks opposed each other on the streets of Berlin. Drawing on the author's own experience as an American diplomat in Germany during the period, as well as on recently opened Soviet, East German, and American archives, Smyser tells the story of how the fate of a city affected national politics as well as geopolitics. This compelling mix of documentary resources and direct experience of diplomatic negotiations makes the book unique. The author has a keen sense of the critical moment and draws incisive portraits of the politicians and diplomats involved in this drama--most importantly, the two main actors, Kennedy and Khrushchev, but also DeGaulle for the French, Macmillan for the British, and Konrad Adenauer for the West Germans, as well as such critical career diplomats as Dean Rusk and Andrei Gromyko.
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Berlin (Germany) -- International status
Berlin Wall (Germany : 1961-1989)
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
Diplomatic relations
Electronic books
Germany
Germany (West)
Germany (West) -- Foreign relations -- United States
Germany -- Berlin
HISTORY
International law
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, -- 1894-1971
Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Germany (West)
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
title_displayKennedy and the Berlin Wall : "a hell of a lot better than a war"
title_fullKennedy and the Berlin Wall : "a hell of a lot better than a war" / W.R. Smyser
Kennedy and the Berlin Wall [electronic resource] : "a hell of a lot better than a war" / W.R. Smyser
title_shortKennedy and the Berlin Wall
title_sub"a hell of a lot better than a war"
topic_facetBerlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
Diplomatic relations
Foreign relations
HISTORY
International law
International status
Kennedy, John F
Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich